V&A Dundee Design Museum
Captain Scott’s ship ‘Discovery’ is well placed alongside the V&A Dundee design museum. Visiting this place is a voyage of discovery indeed.
The V&A Dundee Design Museum is an opportunity to indulge in one of Scotland’s outstanding talents, that of design.
Clothes, buildings, rooms, engineering, ships, lighting, paper, even weapons. The list is endless of displays and artefacts here demonstrating the genius of the designers’ creative works resulting from the most impressive imaginative concepts, boldness and experimentation.
The highlight is the Scottish Design Gallery
However, the principle gem for me was the outstandingly recreated Charles Rennie MacKintosh room. But then I am an unashamed fan of his, even to the extent of copying some of his works for my house.
It was a Sunday, it was exactly at the time of the height of the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic so masks had to be worn and social distancing observed, but that apart the V&A experience felt a world away from the troubles outside.
Whatever the world throws at us, we always have art (and design) and galleries such as the V&A are making a wonderful job of enriching people’s lives; offering an escape as well as an opportunity to reflect on the times and even interpret ourselves within the context of a greater dimension.